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Tigers Vs. White Sox Preview: In Last Game Against Detroit, Chicago Aims To Extend Division Lead

On Monday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox will have one final opportunity to notch a victory over the Detroit Tigers.

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The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox have been embroiled in one of the most heated division races in baseball, but on Monday the two teams will meet for the final time in the 2012 regular season. Monday's game in Chicago is a makeup for the game between the Tigers and White Sox that was rained out on Sept. 13.

On the mound of the White Sox will be Jose Quintana, who has struggled in the second half of the year after a stellar start to the season. In 11 starts after the All-Star break, Quintana has compiled a 4.82 ERA and 1.52 WHIP, with a BAA of .300. Maybe most concerning for Quintana is his lack of control -- in 65.1 innings since the break he's only struck out 35 batters while walking 22.

The Tigers will counter with Doug Fister, who will be facing the White Sox for the third time since the final day of August. In those first two starts (on Aug. 31 and Sept. 11), Fister allowed four earned runs in 12 innings in two Detroit victories.

Monday's game begins at 1:10 p.m. CT, with the local broadcast coming on CSN.

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